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One of the objectives of the assembly was to define an institutional government system for the republic. Without the presence of representatives from some of the provinces (such as the Oriental Province), it was inaugurated on January 31, 1813 (whence the name). At the same time, it was to proclaim independence from Spain, and write the first constitution of the young state.